Thursday, October 23, 2008

Whadda Week!

I realize it's already Thursday, but this week feels like it may never end. It may have to do with the fact that we're reaping what we sowed by booking McKay's transfusion and two month immunizations on back to back days~a rather agitated child. McKay has decided to exact his revenge by waking us hourly at night to remind us that his Michelin Man legs ache from the shots and he may have a bit of a headache due to the changes in his blood and oxygenation levels. Okay, we're sorry! Uncle, mercy, we give up...what ever you want from us, just go to sleep!

We're pretty proud of our tender heart's progress, though. McKay weighs 11 pounds 15 ounces now and is 23 inches long. That puts him in the 80th and 94th percentiles respectively. Not bad for a kid with some pretty major challenges to overcome, eh? His pediatrician said he is "amazingly healthy." Now if we could just get that pesky heart thing resolved...Oh well! We'll take a good bill of health for now.

I am excited to share some more pics from McKay's pseudo-newborn photo shoot with Adilfa at Don Polo photography. (I say pseudo because he was nearly a month old~a couple of weeks older than my other babes' newborn shots...But what are you going to do??) She did an amazing job getting these shots considering he was a bit less than cooperative at times. Check her out if you need family pics, too. She's a gifted photog! (801.967.8106)

The marathon week of Halloween festivities begins tomorrow. Hallelujah for boys who can be swayed into cool-but-not-too-complicated costumes. I have feeling we'll be changing in and out of them several times daily for the next seven or eight days.

Thanks so much again for all your kindness and support. I hope you can feel our gratitude and overwhelming love coming right back at 'cha!


brees said...

Wow those photos are precious, love them!!

Marshelle said...

The photos are beautiful! Glad to hear things are going well for him. Have a nice weekend!

jaci said...

Look at those shots! THey are beautiful! I'm sorry you're not getting any sleep! It is so hard function when you are up at all hours! I pray that his little legs won't hurt anymore! Poor guy, and a headache too! I'm glad it is working for good, that is one good thing! We love ya!

Kimi said...

What cute pictures. Mindy you are beautiful!!

Aimee said...

Beautiful photos!

Welch TLC said...

Hello Cox Team,
We are rootin' for you and feel close through the internet connection! Cole and I attended the flu clinic we did it for Mac. I can't wait to see him in November. Much love, hugs, prayers and kisses

LaTour said...

Gorgeous pictures- you both look amazing. As usual! I am in awe of you and your ability to handle things- you are such an amazing example to me! If I can ever help with anything- please let me know!

Emily LaTour